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October 11, 2001

BRIAN STUMP NAMED TO ALBRITTON CHAIR IN GEOLOGY AT SMU

DALLAS (SMU) -- Brian Stump has been appointed to the Claude C. Albritton Jr. Chair in Geological Sciences at Southern Methodist University. The chair was established by SMU graduates Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington in 1981 in honor of Albritton, who served as chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at SMU from 1946-1952.

Stump is a seismologist and professor of geological sciences in SMU’s Dedman College. He was a member of the SMU faculty from 1983-94 and then rejoined the faculty in 1997. His research focuses on interpreting seismic waves to determine whether they are caused by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, mining explosions or chemical explosions.

Stump served as scientific adviser to the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1994-1996 and has been a consultant and staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Stump received his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in McKinney, Texas.


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